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Another quick coop question...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by JessicaGrant, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. JessicaGrant

    JessicaGrant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I building a coop that is raised a bit off the ground. I decided to go with a plywood floor, but it is in pieces with some cracks. I am going to do my best to patch the cracks (I love trim!) but I am also thinking of lining the outside of the bottom with chicken wire. Will that keep snakes and rats out of the coop do you think? Thanks to everyone for their wisdom!
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Will that keep snakes and rats out of the coop do you think

    Nope. You need hardware cloth for that. A snake can easily go through chickenwire.​
     
  3. JessicaGrant

    JessicaGrant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Nope. You need hardware cloth for that. A snake can easily go through chickenwire.

    Oh, OK! Is it a good idea to do it with hardware cloth or is it a waste of time, effort and $$, do you think?
     
  4. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Another thing that will keep rats and snakes out is to use flashing on the bottom, where these pest might try to enter.
     

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